Yamauchi hints at enhanced visuals in GT5
- Posted April 4th, 2008 at 11:28 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 32 Comments
Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Polyphony Digital’s multi million selling Gran Turismo series, has hinted that the upcoming fifth instalment in the franchise may contain several visual enhancements over its predecessor, GT5 Prologue.
Speaking to videogamer.com, Yamauchi commented, “In terms of quality we've been able to establish a benchmark in this version, but I think with GT5 there will be additional refinements, perhaps to the lighting and maybe the weather... weather effects."
He also said that the gap between real-time computer graphics and non-real time computer graphics is something that he feels the team will strive to overcome at some point, adding, "Real-time computer graphics are about 10 years behind non-real-time computer graphics like you see in movies.”
"I think that gap is what we'll be trying to fill in the years to come."
Recently, Yamauchi also confirmed that car damage is to be implemented in GT5 Prologue by way of a downloadable update, possibly as soon as fall 2008.
- 6:41am EDT - April 4th, 2008
That'll be cool.
- 6:52am EDT - April 4th, 2008
Whoo, GT is getting even better.
- 7:10am EDT - April 4th, 2008
Lol is that possible?
- 7:12am EDT - April 4th, 2008
Hmm. Interesting, and here I thought GT5P would do me :P
- 7:16am EDT - April 4th, 2008
GT just keeps getting better and better
- 7:17am EDT - April 4th, 2008
Gran Turismo keeps getting better and better
- 7:38am EDT - April 4th, 2008
C'mon, give everyone else a freakn chance!
- 8:11am EDT - April 4th, 2008
wow. my eyes would be bleeding of pure REALITY! lol. haha
- 8:25am EDT - April 4th, 2008
So will GT5P be patchable for the better lighting/etc?
- 8:54am EDT - April 4th, 2008
This game is currently impressive. I have no idea how it could get better, but realistic weather FX is good. Massive car damage would be cool too.
- 8:54am EDT - April 4th, 2008
When are Polyphony Digital going to move on to other genres?, imagine their efforts on say a fighter, FPS or anything that's not Gran b!oody! Turismo.
- 8:59am EDT - April 4th, 2008
And watch it cost money. Ha! Serves you all right.
RedDragon7 | Pheonix7
- 9:01am EDT - April 4th, 2008
Simply incredible. This is the kind of attitude and approach developers need this generation. Great work Yamauchi.
- 9:03am EDT - April 4th, 2008
And I had this guy at my school who said that they already have achieved max. performance on the PS3. Haha! I laugh, I laugh!
- 9:04am EDT - April 4th, 2008
looks fantastic but it would b good if they could iron out some of the screen tearing
- 9:48am EDT - April 4th, 2008
Hmm.. sounds great. Im also hoping Polyphony Digital (After they finish GT5) work on a rally game. That would rawk
- 10:17am EDT - April 4th, 2008
@Emo-Mercenary, I'm sure their talents aren't limited to just racers. Something un-realistic would be an interesting change.
- 12:55pm EDT - April 4th, 2008
wish thy put a new track + some Top Gear stufff.... but yamauchi is a great thinker... :)
- 1:42pm EDT - April 4th, 2008
they should make a fighting game wich would pit RR7/THPG/FPS fanboys vs. Those Who Don't Race in GT circuits In Real life ("T.W.D.R.GT.I.R.L."). I mean, how great would it be to be able to put the "Throw Down" on those who are sick of the "over-sim" games? (and their ferraris and other $1 mil cars that they must own in real life so as to be sick of it and need a change) I don't know about you but the only race I've ever been in was indoor go-carts, rather fun tho. lol
- 2:55pm EDT - April 4th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... i think the track surroundings can be increased very slightly on graphics but theres no way the car can get any better they already look as good as real cars
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